ZF Prin Cybersecurity Engineer in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Prin Cybersecurity Engineer

Division U - GEE – Engineering – Electronics


Job Description

ZF is a global leader in powertrain and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,000 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.

Advanced Driver Assist Systems are a key strategic focus area for ZF, and new regulations and technologies continue to drive this segment as one of the fastest-growing in the auto industry. The ADAS team provides not only a great opportunity to work with industry-leading core technology, but also the chance to work with a variety of OEMs as they adopt these new products and features.

Position Description:

The Cybersecurity Engineer will work closely with other members of the ADAS Engineering teams - especially Systems and Functional Safety Engineers - to ensure that current and upcoming products meet security domain best practices, such as being sufficiently protected from malicious or unintended use, as well as protecting the intellectual property of ZF and our customers.

The Cybersecurity Engineer will interface with multiple ZF stakeholders and customers, to ensure these objectives are met, establish an agreed set of expectations, and assist internal and external stakeholders in understanding and implementing defensive measures in the complex world of cybersecurity.

Position Requirements:

  • Define security threats and plans to mitigate these threats

  • Capture these threats in requirements and work with implementers to ensure correct coverage

  • Define validation and verification plans for these threats, and establish test procedures

  • Work with industry experts to understand and potentially guide the evolution of automotive cybersecurity

  • Contribute to DIA (Development Interface Agreements) with suppliers

  • Work with other ZF functional areas to help establish proper internal processes and metrics for security

  • Coordinate with suppliers to evaluate and mitigate threats

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Systems, Computer, or Software Engineering required. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Proven track record of defining security practices, and/or strong academic credentials to support this capability

  • Multidisciplinary experience in electronic system and/or embedded software design and development

  • Highly self-motivated and able to work with little direct oversight in a collaborative environment; former small team leadership experience preferred

  • Good program management skills (scheduling and estimating work, coordinating with others)

  • Excellent customer/supplier management skills

  • Ability to work well with others at various technical and managerial levels

  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in written English

  • Current security industry credentials such as CISSP, with examples of application, strongly preferred

Required Education and Experience

Experience and Skill Requirements

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area



Farmington Hills




United States

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran